Psychology – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. Applicants can be either Canadian or non-Canadian citizens. The successful candidate will be employed to work primarily under the supervision of Dr. Sheila Woody in the Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, in connection with federally funded research on hoarding. The position is expected to commence in July 2018, but the start date may be negotiated. The application deadline is 15 February 2018. The post is a full-time position for a minimum of one year, with the possibility for renewal up to one additional year contingent upon exemplary progress.

The post involves two main components: (1) data analysis and writing up results for both of our lines of research, namely our work on the cognitive underpinnings of hoarding and community-based interventions for hoarding and (2) administering and scoring cognitive and diagnostic assessments on a weekly basis and supervising others who administer these assessments. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be working in part with data collected from community agencies involving their interventions for hoarding-related problems. Responsibilities include: conducting data analyses, assisting in the training and mentoring of affiliated graduate and undergraduate researchers, contributing to the writing of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and contributing to research design for new projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research productivity as well as experience in clinical psychology or empirically oriented social work, strong skills in experimental and qualitative research, and a solid grasp of commonly used statistical techniques and software (e.g., SPSS or other statistical packages). Prior experience in, and knowledge of, research on hoarding or anxiety disorders is highly desirable. Prior experience working in a multidisciplinary research context is an asset.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline (or expect to have completed their PhD defence prior to taking up the position). To apply, send an email with the subject line ‘Post-doc Application’ to and attach a single document including a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information (phone and email) for 3 professional referees who have agreed to be contacted. In addition, applicants are asked to send up to 3 representative publications (re-prints or preprints) as separate files. The base compensation for this position is $45,000 Cdn/year plus benefits for the candidate and any eligible dependents. Salary and benefits are commensurate with standards set by the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. The successful candidate will also receive a travel allowance of $1,200/year to attend conferences or scholarly meetings. Research-associated costs will be covered by the research supervisor’s grants. See here for info about postdoc benefits eligibility.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

For additional information visit the UBC Department of Psychology website, the Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office at UBC. Note that if the successful applicant is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada they must obtain a work permit prior to commencing the position. The department administrator will work with UBC Faculty Relations to prepare the necessary paperwork that the candidate will need in order to apply for a work permit. Further information on the work permit process for postdocs can be found on the UBC Faculty Relations website.